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Currie Dixon is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the 2011 election. He served as a Cabinet minister and represented the electoral district of Copperbelt North as a member of the Yukon Party caucus until 2016.
Dixon was elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election of October 11, 2011, in the newly created riding of Copperbelt North. He defeated Liberal Leader Arthur Mitchell, then Leader of the Official Opposition, for the seat.
He was sworn into Cabinet on November 5, 2011, as the Minister of Environment and Minister of Economic Development. He was appointed Minister of Community Services and Minister of the Public Service Commission on January 16, 2015.
He is the youngest Cabinet minister in Yukon history and among the youngest in Canadian history.
On June 15, 2016, Dixon announced that he would not seek a second term as MLA of Copperbelt North. The Yukon Party government was reduced to opposition as a result of the election.
On December 5, 2019, Dixon announced that he would run in the Yukon Party leadership election, which will be held on May 23, 2020.
Dixon worked as a senior policy advisor to the Premier in the Yukon Cabinet Offices after completing university and before entering politics.
He holds an undergraduate degree in political science and history from Saint Francis Xavier University (2008) and a graduate degree in political science from the University of Northern British Columbia (2011), focusing on the relationship between the Yukon and First Nations governments in the area of education.
He was born and raised in Whitehorse.
Yukon general election, 2011
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